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Land Compensation

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what were the highest amounts of interest paid by his Department on claims under the Land Compensation Acts 1961 and 1973 in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how long each case had taken to settle from the date of entry.

The information is as follows:

YearAmountDate of EntryDate of Completion
£
1977–7876,49823 November 197314 April 1977
1978–79224,07324 April 197228 December 1978
1979–80366,6481 September 19678 October 1979
1980–81869,1018 June 19723 October 1980
1981–82315,31719 April 197114 April 1981

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many claims made against his Department under the Land Compensation Acts 1961 and 1973 were settled in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

The information is as follows:

YearClaims settled
1977–783,073
1978–792,706
1979–802,529
1980–812,510
1981–822,277

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has recently received regarding the payment of interest on claims under the Land Compensation Acts; and if he will make a statement.

My Department has received representations that interest should be compound and that accrued interest should be payable when advance payments of compensation are made under section 52 of the Land Compensation Act 1973. Any question of changing the general law to that effect would be primarily a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.